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Publisher Description

She saves him from a fire, then steals his heart without even trying. When white hot attraction kicks in, sparks fly!

Francey Cordaro is a dedicated firefighter, devoted daughter and a loyal friend who has made her way in a man’s world. She rejects material goods, doesn’t give a whit about her striking looks and focuses on saving lives, spending time with her family and friends, working out and playing poker with the guys. Until she meets Alex Templeton. 

A wealthy businessman, Alex is the epitome of success in every area of his life. A decent man, he returns home to run the family company when his father takes ill and his brother loses his way. What he can’t control is his reaction to the sexy firefighter who dragged him from near death. She’s gorgeous, fun-loving and challenges him at every turn. But she refuses a relationship with him.

With differences that rival champagne vs. beer, uptown galas vs. karaoke bars, and the world of high finance vs. the reality of walking into burning buildings, their relationship seems doomed. Or is it?

With a secondary reunion romance as fiery as Alex and Francey’s, and cameo appearances of readers’ favorite firefighters from Hidden Cove, as well as Shay’s trademark tense and exciting rescue scenes, this book will pull on your heartstrings and make you route for these very likable characters.

Be sure to read the rest of the Rockford Fire Department: RISKING IT ALL, CODE OF HONOR and NEVER FAR AWAY, as well as all of the Hidden Cove Firefighters series.

*** NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America's Bravest.

May 31
Ocean View Books
Mary C. Schaefer

Customer Reviews

SBart79 ,

Loved it!!

I am a big lover of fireman stories, and this was a wonderful story of a female firefighter. This book has it all, romance, true camaraderie of the firemen, true to life firefighting, plenty of family dynamics and a little bit of a mystery. Plus you get two romances in one story.

Francey, female firefighter rescues Alex, rich, sexy white collar from a fire. She gets injured in the fire. After they meet up, their is an instant attraction between the two, but Francey is only willing to be friends. She doesn't want to make the same mistakes in life that her parents did. There is a lot of give and take, push and pull to make this relationship work. Great guest appearance from the Hidden Cove Fire Dept.

Loved this book!! Great character development. Looking forward to reading the rest in the series.

Shobeteener ,

I love this book!

Francey Cordaro saves Alex Templeton in a fire and in the process gets injured herself.

Alex and Francey personally meet while both recovering in the hospital. It was quite a shock for Alex to realize his life saving firefighter is a very attractive woman.

They both feel the instant attraction. Alex does his best to convince Francey into have a relationship with him.

Francey fights her feelings for Alex as he comes from the world her mother lives in.
She finally agrees to friendship and they become very close that way.

I was very hooked by this book. I was felt I was right there at the edge of my seat in some parts. This book got intense.

I'm glad that we got an in-depth look at our Hero's family/relationship life. It can't be easy knowing each day that your love one might come in harms way doing their job.

This book is very well written and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Can't wait for book 2!

Ellen/Oceanside ,


Another winner for Kathryn Shay with this new series. It was like visiting family, you savor the memories, and share the experiences of their jobs. The struggle of a new love between Francey, a firefighter with the Rockford Fire Dept. Rescuing Alex Templeton, of Templeton Industries. He's of her mother's world, the perfect, posed with money. She rescued him from a fire, attraction from the beginning.They set rules, and of only being friends. Her mother left when she was a child, now has returned. Her dad never remarried, and the love between them is stronger than ever. But, Diane her mother is holding out for more from Ben , her father. What is she wants to hear. The friction causes hurt words, which is a cover for the frustration of true feelings not being said. Can Francey and Alex keep the rules of just friendship. The family times, the struggle within the family, and the fireman's family. You will know and love them all by the end of the book. Wanting to get the next book to continue reading about them.
Given ARC by author for my honest opinion.

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